elcome to the first issue of WorkOne Employer eNews. I hope you find the original writing in this monthly e-newsletter to be helpful and enlightening to your business activities. WorkOne and the Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Inc. are offering employers this publication—which will cover important issues affecting the regional economy—to highlight the wide range of services we provide to the business community throughout northern Indiana.
Juan A. Manigault
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
2005 State of the Workforce Report
Northern Indiana's economic strengths, such as a high patent rate and high-skill requirements for the region's top 25 occupations, have put the four counties in a good position to spur further growth, but actually accomplishing higher business revenues, increased productivity and more jobs face several big obstacles—which will take a sustained, collective, and focused effort to overcome, said a comprehensive analysis from the Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NIWIB). Go to Story.
How WorkKeys Can Help Employers in Productivity & Legal Matters
From identifying training needs, preparing employees for more complex skills, screening applicants to focus interviews, and complying with federal rules outlawing workplace bias, the WorkKeys program offers a host of benefits to employers.
Go to Story.
The 2006 Youth Symposium on an Emerging Workforce
"Building Profitable Relationships with Disadvantaged Youth"
Crime, violence, poverty, and neighborhood disintegration often are cited as the top concerns of our Northern Indiana business and community leaders. Far too often, media reports show the increasing distress of our youth evidenced by low graduation rates, lack of basic skills and incidences of youth violence. As a result, there is a growing sense of urgency to address key issues affecting our youth—young individuals who are essential participants of the future workforce and key participants in the growth potential of our local economy. Nationally, policymakers and practitioners alike have focused renewed efforts on tackling the serious issue of youth training and development. The Youth Council of the Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Inc. would like to invite business leaders, govern-
ment officials, school administrators, youth advocates, and representatives from faith-based and community organizations to a symposium on March 16. For details of the event and online registration free of charge, go to the event article.
NIWIB's 2006 Economic Forecasting Summit
Six distinguished economists and financial writers will join the fray in providing their observations on the peaks and valleys of the regional, national, and global economies during the fifth annual Economic Forecasting Summit sponsored by the Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NIWIB). For details of the March 23 summit and to access online registration, go to the event article.
WorkOne's Business Services Division Invites
Employers to 'Lunch and Learn' Forums
The Business Services Division will be hosting lunch forums for employers at WorkOne in South Bend on March 9, May 11, July 13, and Sept. 14. For details,
go to the calendar section.
WorkOne's Business Services Division
Participating in Upcoming Job Fairs
WorkOne is sponsoring or taking part in job fairs on March 18 in South Bend, March 22 in Warsaw, March 24 at IUSB in South Bend, April 3 in South Bend, April 22 in Elkhart, May 1 in South Bend, May 9 in Elkhart, June 5 in South Bend, and June 13 in Plymouth. For details, visit the calendar section.
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